Control logic and BMS in OpenStudio

asked 2022-05-16 06:02:27 -0500

updated 2022-05-16 10:48:12 -0500

Hello everyone! I have a question about the potential of the software. I should develop a master thesis about evaluation of energy savings by implementing a bms system. To do this, i need to insert in my modelling software a control logic about sensors, probes, etc. For example, insert decision trees through logic gates to determine whether or not a light bulb is switched on Can i use OpeStudio to do this?

Thank you.

edit retag flag offensive close merge delete


What you're looking for is the EnergyPlus feature called Energy Management System (EMS). This allows you to define sensors to measure time-varying model outputs, actuators to override model settings, and the program to define the control logic. Unfortunately, you can only define the sensors and actuators in the OpenStudio Application -- you would have to define the program's control logic in a measure. If you search for "openstudio ems", you'll see lots of posts on this topic.

Does that answer your question?

Aaron Boranian's avatar Aaron Boranian  ( 2022-05-16 10:51:47 -0500 )edit

Thank you for the answer! what could I use to define the implementation logic of the sensors? Can't I activate a sensor, for example, using a profile schedule occupants?

marcospike96's avatar marcospike96  ( 2022-05-18 03:13:40 -0500 )edit

here is a repo with openstudio measure versions of the EMS examples.

BrianLBall's avatar BrianLBall  ( 2022-05-19 08:38:05 -0500 )edit